Human Resources

9/5/2013

9/5/2013
The new contract was approved by a show of hands at Benaroya Hall with about half of the district’s roughly 3,000 teachers in attendance.

9/4/2013

9/4/2013
They say you should never make decisions out of fear, but on Wednesday, when I announced that I was prepared to recommend to members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers that we forgo salary increases and make changes to our health-benefits plan, I was indeed motivated by fear - fear of what our schools and classrooms will look like if we can't restore the programs and services lost with the layoffs of nearly 4,000 school employees in June.
9/4/2013
Peter Ambs, of Albuquerque, has been appointed to the state's Information Technology Commission. Ambs is currently the CIO for the city of Albuquerque. Among other functions, Ambs is responsible for the performance of turnaround efforts as well as aligning IT with the requirements and needs of the city and its citizens.
9/4/2013
Burke County Public Schools Chief Information Officer Melanie Honeycutt has rejoined the staff of the Morganton, N.C., district to help prepare students for the rapidly changing technological world.

8/30/2013

8/30/2013
Next Tuesday marks the first day on the job for the new superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools, Jeanice Kerr Swift. Hired to a five-year contract, Swift comes to Ann Arbor from Colorado Springs School District 11, where she was assistant superintendent of instruction, curriculum and student services.
8/30/2013
A graduate of Bowie High School and Bowie State University, newly appointed deputy superintendent of schools Monique Whittington Davis has deep ties to Bowie and to Prince George’s County. Davis also spent more than a decade as an educator and administrator in the county.
8/30/2013
Mary-Elizabeth Beach, superintendent of Ware Public Schools in Ware, Mass., stunned members of the Ware School Committee Wednesday night by announcing she will resign at the end of this school year.

8/29/2013

8/29/2013
A new state program can help you go to college for free. Eligible students can receive up to $15,000 a year to attend a four-year institution in Mississippi, WLOX reports.

8/28/2013

8/28/2013
The governor of Maryland announced a new state CIO, and a new cybersecurity official. Isabel FitzGerald brings private- and public-sector experience, having served as CIO for the Maryland Department of Human Resources and later serving as the governor’s deputy secretary for operations. She will replace Elliot H. Schlanger, who will fill the newly created position of director of cybersecurity for the state. 

8/27/2013

8/27/2013
Steve Flores picked to replace Jesus Chavez, who shocked the community when he announced in January that he would not be serving out the remaining two and a half years on his contract.
8/27/2013
Paymon Rouhanifard, an education strategist who has worked in the public school systems in Newark and New York City, could become Camden's new schools chief just in time for the start of classes Sept. 9.
8/27/2013
David A. Zerbe's last employment was as assistant superintendent of the Swiftwater, Pennsylvania Pocono Mountain School District.

8/23/2013

8/23/2013
The Los Angeles Board of Education has ratified the unusual hiring of the mayor’s top education advisor, Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana. Melendez will be brought on as an employee of the LA USD, but with her salary and benefits paid by the city of Los Angeles. The arrangement will allow Melendez, a career educator, to continue to accrue pension benefits in the state teachers retirement system.

8/21/2013

8/21/2013
The Evanston school superintendent who resigned unexpectedly last week after 13 years on the job will be paid severance of $175,000, school officials said.
8/21/2013
Ryan Kenny, currently the Westwood Regional School District's technology coordinator, has been hired by the Ridgewood Public Schools district as manager of information technology. He will provide leadership in the development, implementation, and coordination of the district's information technology plans.

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